Anoro Ellipta

(umeclidinium / vilanterol)

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Treats COPD.

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Our bottom line

Anoro Ellipta (umeclidinium / vilanterol) is good first-choice treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but may be more expensive than older medicines that work just like as well.

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    $465.62
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Quick facts about Anoro Ellipta
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • The inhaler device is simple and easy to use for patients with joint pain.
  • Its once daily dosing is more convenient than other medicines that work like it.
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Downsides

  • You have to take it consistently to get the full dose and benefits of treatment.
  • It doesn't treat asthma.
  • You will still need to have a rescue inhaler handy in case of sudden breathing attacks.
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How it works

Anoro Ellipta (umeclidinium / vilanterol) contains two medicines that causes the lungs to relax and open.

Quick facts about Anoro Ellipta
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Used for

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Dosage forms

  • Inhaler
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What to expect when you take Anoro Ellipta (umeclidinium / vilanterol) for COPD

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  • Possible side effects
  • Chest pain
  • Lung infection
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Neck pain
  • Pain in the arm and legs
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Side effect rates for Anoro Ellipta (umeclidinium / vilanterol)

From 1397 clinical trials of Anoro Ellipta when taken for copd
  • Throat infection
    2%2%
  • Diarrhea
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Pain in the arms and legs
    2%2%
    1%1%
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Where we got our data »

The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Anoro Ellipta.

Anoro Ellipta (umeclidinium / vilanterol)
Placebo

People taking Anoro Ellipta felt side effect more

People taking Anoro Ellipta felt side effect less

No difference

Risks and Warnings for Anoro Ellipta (umeclidinium / vilanterol)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Asthma

    Anoro Ellipta (umeclidinium / vilanterol) should not be used for asthma. This medicine increases the risk of death if you have asthma.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect